How can I open a file from different directories with a standalone application?

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I have a standalone exe made using MATLAB. This exe reads UFF files (not defined in MATLAB), and plots them.
Problem is:
This exe can only open UFF files located in the same directory of exe. When I try to open an UFF file in different folder (say C:\folder\testing.UFF)**, it only gets the filename (I use uigetfile) and plots nothing - reads noting. (Because there is no file with that name (testing.UFF) in the exe's location.)
I want to read that file, whereever it is!

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 3 May 2013
folder = 'C:\folder\';
baseFileName = 'testing.UFF';
fullFileName = fullfile(folder, baseFileName);
if exist(fullFileName)
% Open the file however you do
% File does not exist.
warningMessage = sprintf('%s does not exist', fullFileName);
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Ozan Oguz
Ozan Oguz on 3 May 2013
All the thing was using FULLFILE. And I didn't know that it was possible to use full path inside FOPEN command (I am using fopen).
Thank you!

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